FVG Select 2017

The ingredients for success

13 - 14 June 2017, Congress Centre East Koelnmesse, Cologne


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A new format and a new event

FVG SELECT 2017 is a new event which will be organized by Victam International BV. The event will focus on a series of high quality industry conferences and matchmaking with colleagues and clients in the animal feed processing, grain processing, ingredients & additives, aquafeed, petfood and biomass pelleting industries. The event will be complemented by an small industry expo for a select group of companies.

Why attend

  • SELECT conferences with key topics in line with your interests
  • Build your network
  • Matchmaking opportunities
  • Access to the industry expo
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FVG Select MatchmakingFVG Select Matchmaking

Meeting the right companies and people, having relevant meetings is your number one priority during an event. That’s why Victam introduces the business matchmaking program at FVG Select 2017.

There are many ways you will benefit from making use of this program:

- Find companies to buy or sell your services and products to
- Locate investment opportunities in your fields of interest
- Form lucrative partnerships and collaborations for business
- Broaden your personal network to advance your career

The business matchmaking at FVG Select will be done through an easy-to-use technology platform (JUBLIA), combined with a personalised service to help maximize your networking opportunities. The tool allows you to review profiles and schedule meetings with exhibitors, sponsors, partners and attendees who interest you. As soon as you are signed up -the platform is accessed with a click from your email (no downloads needed)- JUBLIA will help you rank exhibitors, sponsors partners and attendees in accordance to their relevance to you. And JUBLIA will schedule the meeting for you in an exhibitor’s booth, in one of the dedicated matchmaking meeting rooms or in the seating area. 

The matchmaking service is now open for those that have registered for FVG Select 2017. Within 24 hours of registration you will receive a personalized e-mail that will give you access to the online matchmaking platform. 

FVG SELECT INDUSTRY EXPOFVG SELECT INDUSTRY EXPO

The event will be complemented by a small industry expo. Leading brands such as Buhler, Wenger, Dinnissen and Van Aarsen will be present among the select group of 55 companies.

FVG Select network receptionFVG Select network reception

A network reception will be held on Tuesday, June 13th from 17:00 - 19:00 giving exhibitors, delegates and visitors the opportunity to relax, socialize and network.

FVG Select 2017 Brochure

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Summary FVG Select 2017

ENTRANCE TICKET

An entrance fee of €95 (excl. VAT) per person will be charged and includes lunch, the network reception and access to our match-making service for both days. Please note: onsite registration costs €135.
A separate fee will be charged for the conferences (ranging between €180 - €340 excl. VAT per conference).

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick-up
09:00 – 17:00 Conferences
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking
17:00 – 19:00 Network reception
Wednesday,  June 14, 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick-up
09:00 – 17:00 Conferences
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking

CONFERENCES

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
• Petfood Forum Europe  
• GRAPAS & The Global Milling Conference  
• Victam Feed Processing Conference  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
• FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference  
• Aquafeed Horizons  
• Biomass Wood Pelleting Conference  

EXHIBITORS

Leading brands such as Buhler, Wenger, Dinnissen and Van Aarsen will be present among the select group of 55 companies. Click the download exhibitor list for a complete overview

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Program FVG Select 2017 ConferencesProgram FVG Select 2017 Conferences

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 INTEREST:
09:00 - 17:00 Petfood Forum Europe 2017
Production technology and specialist ingredients for dry petfoods Congress Saal II
Focus:Petfood
Organizer: WATT Global Media
Delegate profile:CEOs, directors, mill and plant managers, head and senior nutritionists, formulators from dry petfood production plants.
Price: Fee: € 390,-
More info:http://www.petfoodforumevents.com/europe/
Speaker(s):
Paula Flores Conference topic:
Update on sales, trends and innovations for the global and European pet food markets
Paula Flores

Paula Flores, global head of pet care research for Euromonitor International, provides the latest sales data, projections and trends for the global and European pet food and pet care markets. Which markets in Western and Eastern Europe are growing the fastest, and which are slowing down? What are the latest pet food innovations and trends to watch? Flores gives an update on this dynamic industry.

Flores joined Euromonitor in June 2008 as a research analyst. In her current post, she has direct responsibility over the content and quality of Euromonitor’s pet care research, which provides strategic analysis and industry insights for 54 countries around the world. Flores has a degree in law from the University of Lisbon and a master degree in market research from Westminster University. She has published articles in magazines such as Petfood Industry, Pets International and Campaign Asia, and participated in the BBC Fast Track program.

Sarah-Jane Godfrey Conference topic:
Understanding pet owners and their nutritional knowledge
Sarah-Jane Godfrey

Sarah-Jane Godfrey, technical marketing manager for DSM Nutritional Products, highlights the importance for pet food and treat manufacturers in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace to understand what owners seek for their pets and the nutritional insights driving their pet food purchasing decisions. She presents results from an exclusive study conducted in the EU (UK, Spain and Germany) that investigated what functional benefits are attractive to pet owners and which ingredients and benefits they are familiar with, including regional or country differences in pet owner attitudes and nutritional understanding.

Godfrey serves as DSM’s European region technical marketing manager for companion animals. She joined the company in 2006, starting in marketing and technical support, then progressing to a more commercial role with key account management responsibilities, where she focused on the specialty feed sector (pet and equine) in a business development role before taking on her current position. Previously, Godfrey worked for a UK feed compounder as a monogastric nutritionist. She is an animal science graduate from Nottingham University, UK.

Anne LePoudere Conference topic:
Tackling dogs’ age-related cognitive decline with polyphenols
Anne LePoudere

Anne LePoudere, R&D manager for Vivae-Diana Pet Food, describes the cognitive deficits frequently appearing in dogs of advanced age, resulting from an oxidative stress targeting various organs, particularly the brain. Nutritional strategies focused on preventing this oxidative stress may prevent age-related cognitive changes. LePoudere and her team undertook a long-term project to study a combination of polyphenols from blueberry and grape extract, specifically formulated for its antioxidant properties. She shares how the research demonstrated the metabolic efficacy of this mix and its benefits on old dogs’ cognitive abilities. Graduated as an agricultural engineer, LePoudere started her career in the feed industry as a swine nutritionist for five years. She then joined Mars Petcare to lead several projects on pet feeding behavior. After nearly three years, she moved to a dairy company where she was in charge of developing dairy proteins and functional blends for the food market. She joined Diana Pet Food and its Vivae brand in ????. She holds a degree from ESITPA.

Galen Rokey Conference topic:
Are you ready for the next pet food trend?
Galen Rokey

Galen Rokey, director of process technology, companion animal division of Wenger Manufacturing, explains how multiple trends, sustainable and not-so- sustainable, populate the pet food market landscape today and are very likely to continue. What do pet food manufacturers require of their process systems to flex enough to meet these market demands? To identify bottlenecks and implement solutions, pet food producers need to analyze recipe and ingredient considerations, hardware specifications, operating parameters and final product specifications. After completing a course of study in the chemistry option of grain science and management, Rokey graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree and joined Wenger Manufacturing. He brings 44 years of laboratory, extrusion process and research experience to his current position. Rokey travels extensively, both domestically and internationally, assisting clients with process issues and providing both classroom and hands-on training regarding the latest in extrusion and drying technology.

Jennifer Adolphe Conference topic:
Protein in pet food: hot or not?
Jennifer Adolphe

Jennifer Adolphe, PhD, senior nutritionist for Petcurean, presents the advantages and disadvantage of high-protein diets for healthy pets based on the latest research. Protein is currently one of the hottest nutrients in the pet food industry, fueled by the idea that our pets’ wild ancestors consumed a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrate. However, new evidence suggests that a high-protein diet may not be suitable for all pets. Adolphe discusses the health conditions for which a high- or low-protein diet may be recommended or contraindicated and the opportunities and challenges with using more environmentally friendly protein ingredients.

Adolphe graduated with her PhD in companion animal nutrition from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has a master of science degree in human nutrition and is a registered dietitian. Adolphe is the recipient of over 20 awards and scholarships for her academic work and has numerous peer-reviewed publications, along with extensive speaking experience. She has received her Competent Communicator certificate from Toastmasters International.

Calvin Smith Conference topic:
The freeze-dried phenomenon: next stop Europe
Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith, director of Pet Nutrition NZ, offers insights on new product development in freeze-dried pet food. This category has emerged as the fastest growing niche in the influential US pet food market, growing at over 60 percent a year with annual sales over US$190 million and driven by the desire for high meat inclusion. Europe has been a leader in high meat inclusion pet foods, yet the freeze-dried phenomenon is still in its infancy in Europe, on the cusp of emerging. Smith describes the many unique characteristics of freeze-dried pet foods that require careful consideration when launching into this niche.

 Smith is a New Zealand-based businessman with a background in entrepreneurship and investment banking. His current company offers exclusive pet nutrition solutions to retailers and brand owners globally, focusing on providing New Zealand proteins and omega 3s in a freeze-dried or canned form. Previously, Smith served as CEO of K9 Natural Food, which grew under his leadership from a startup to a medium-sized business, earning recognition in 2011 as New Zealand’s fifth fastest growing business. K9 Natural is now exporting from Christchurch to 19 countries throughout Asia, US, Canada, Europe and Australasia and is known worldwide as a leader in pet nutrition. Smith also spent 16 years in investment banking in New Zealand, Singapore, Tokyo and London, culminating in his becoming managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Since returning to New Zealand in 2007, he has been actively involved with several startup businesses.

Franka Neumer Conference topic:
Effects of prebiotic, inulin-type fructans in overweight dogs
Franka Neumer

Franka Neumer, PhD, manager of nutrition science for Beneo, shares results of a study to investigate the “second-meal effect” of a prebiotic blend of inulin-type fructans in curbing postprandial glycemic responses as a possible weapon in the fight against pet obesity. Many studies have shown the ability of dietary fibers or prebiotics to alter the blood glucose and hormone responses often associated with obesity, but some have suggested that certain prebiotics, when consumed at an early meal, can even curb the responses after a second meal consumed hours later. Until this study, little research had been performed in dogs using modern high-throughput DNA-sequencing. This research also studied the effects of prebiotics on fecal microbiota, metabolites and bile acids.

Neumer has a diploma in nutrition science from the University of Giessen in Germany and a doctorate from the University Clinic of Mannheim at Heidelberg. She is a member of the German Nutritionists Professional Association. Since 2007, she has worked in the central R&D department of Suedzucker/Beneo Group, where her responsibilities include research activities on the nutritional benefits of functional ingredients worldwide. She was involved in the Early Nutrition Programming Project (EARNEST, an EU-funded project), which aimed to gain knowledge about the early impact of nutrition on long-term health and performance.

Anders Haubjerg Conference topic:
Increasing pet food process energy efficiency with dryer automation
Anders Haubjerg

Anders Haubjerg, PhD, senior engineer, technology and business development for Graintec A/S, discusses how hot air drying accounts for almost 50 percent of the total energy consumption in dry pet food production. While opportunities to reduce gas consumption of dryers are often overlooked because producers are concerned about compromising process or product integrity, today’s shifting production conditions mean you need to optimize online airflow. By implementing dryer automation in extruded pet food production, you can realize annual gas savings.

 Haubjerg earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Southern Denmark, a master of science in the same field from University College Dublin and University of Southern Denmark and an industrial PhD, focusing on securing technical product quality in the energy- efficient hot-air drying of extruded fish feed. Prior to joining Graintec, he served as a process engineer at Maersk Oil A/S and has five years of experience in the field of simulation and modeling of heat and mass transport phenomena. Haubjerg has authored numerous scientific articles on mechanical durability and energy efficiency in extruded feed production and was awarded best poster presentation at the International Drying Symposium in 2014.

Erena Gil-Quintana Conference topic:
Novel ingredient to treat hip dysplasia in dogs
Erena Gil-Quintana

Erena Gil-Quintana, PhD, quality and R&D technician for Eggnovo SL, describes a study conducted on arthritic dogs to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of a potential new ingredient, eggshell membrane, and determine its tolerability and safety. Osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia are chronic, degenerative and inflammatory diseases that affect the synovial joints of dogs. The research reports the clinical evaluation of joint mobility in dogs with hip dysplasia given a new nutritional supplement from eggshell membrane, the thin layer between the eggshell and the yolk of hens’ eggs that naturally contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, chondroitin and lysozyme. Gil-Quintana earned a degree in biology, a master’s degree and a doctorate in environmental agrobiology from the Public University of Navarre, Spain. Her thesis aimed at understanding the regulation of the symbiotic nitrogen fixation in drought-stressed legumes (soybean and the model legume Medicago truncatula). During her studies, she carried out two research stays, one with the Scottish Crop Research Institute (UK) and the other with the University of Vienna (Austria).

Ana Margarida Pereira Conference topic:
Tracing the mineral profile of dry dog food to support formulation decisions
Ana Margarida Pereira

Ana Margarida Pereira, PhD student at University of Porto, shares results of research to compare measured minerals in dry dog foods to the legal limits, product labeled values and the dog’s nutritional requirements. To date, only very limited data on the mineral profile of dog foods has been available, and the commonly used tabulated data of feed ingredients does not consider the batch-to- batch variability nor the eventual effects of manufacturing processes. Pereira’s research sought to perform a detailed characterization of the mineral profile of commercially available dog foods and raise industry awareness of the importance of the mineral supply from individual feed ingredients when deciding the mineral supplementation strategy.

Pereira holds a master of science in veterinary sciences and is pursuing a research career in the field of companion animal nutrition. She is currently a PhD student at Sanfeed Doctoral Program (ICBAS, University of Porto), involved in the research of microminerals’ bioavalability (selenium and zinc) in dog food, aiming to improve the micronutrient profile and contribute to product development within the pet food sector. Pereira was recently invited as chairman and organization member of the first MPFS and has presented her work at international scientific conferences.

Timetable:

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates

Time: Topic / Speaker:
08:00 Registration and check-in, coffee available at 8:30
   
09:00 Welcome
   
09:10 Opening session: Update on sales, trends and innovations for the global and European pet food markets
   
10:00 Understanding pet owners and their nutritional knowledge
   
10:30 Coffee break
  FVG Select expo floor
11:00 Tackling dogs’ age-related cognitive decline with polyphenols
   
11:30 Are you ready for the next pet food trend?
   
12:00 Buffet lunch
  FVG Select expo floor
13:00 Protein in pet food: hot or not?
   
13:30 The freeze-dried phenomenon: next stop Europe
   
14:00 Effects of prebiotic, inulin-type fructans in overweight dogs
   
14:30 Increasing pet food process energy efficiency with dryer automation
   
15:00 Coffee break
  FVG Select expo floor
15:45 Novel ingredient to treat hip dysplasia in dogs
   
16:15 Tracing the mineral profile of dry dog food to support formulation decisions
   
17:15 Reception
  FVG Select expo floor



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09:00 - 17:00 GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference
Processing technology and additives used within flour milling and grain processing Congres Saal III
Focus:Flour milling and grain processing
Organizer: Perendale Publishers Ltd.
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, nutritionists, CEOs, directors from flour mill, rice mills and grain processing plants.
Price: € 95,- entrance ticket; conference is free of charge
More info:http://gfmt.blogspot.nl/2017/04/10042017-grapas-2017-conference-is.html
Speaker(s):
Thomas Ziolko Conference topic:
Ensuring food safety in the milling process
Thomas Ziolko
Thomas Ziolko began his career studying at Hoffmann La Roche school of health care. After working for some time as product manager with Büchi Labortechnik, a Spectroscopy equipment supplier, Thomas moved began working as product manager in Bühler's Grain Milling Business Area. He is responsible for various grain milling product groups including weighing, packing, online sensors and quality monitoring. With a vast background of knowledge in working with monitoring equipment, Thomas is working at the peak of his field with the team at Bühler.
Alexander Waugh Conference topic:
Training the millers - Are we providing enough trained mill leaders?
Alexander Waugh

 

Alexander Waugh is the Director General of the UK flour millers' association, NABIM, and Secretary of the Rice Association. He has a long involvement in the grain world, having worked in the farming sector before joining NABIM in 1987. Alexander is a Council member of the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Flour Millers Association. He is a former vice-President of Euromaisiers, which represents EU maize millers, and has also been a board member of HGCA Ltd (now AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds), an organisation which brings together UK farmers, grain traders and processors to promote the wellbeing of the grain sector. Alexander is a key player of the milling industry, and a must-see presenter at the GRAPAS 2017 Conference.
Cliff Spencer Conference topic:
The future importance of lesser known grains to global milling
Cliff Spencer

 

During a distinguished 40 year farming career Clifford achieved several UK crop yield records and acted as the leading nucleus seed producer to all the major European plant breeders. He has produced over 60 species of plants at farm level on a global basis, was previous Chairman of a regional Farming Group for the UK Sustainable Strategy in Farming, was a senior Agriculture and Bioenergy adviser to the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and has served as an expert adviser to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He is now a Goodwill Ambassador for the African Union, a director and Chairman of Milling4Life, a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation. There are few people more important to meet at GRAPAS 2017.
Nicholas Trounce Conference topic:
Internet of things: Sensors and online measurements for milling
Nicholas Trounce

 

Nicholas Trounce has a rich background of education in Business Informatics and Administration at both Bachelor and Masters level. Working with Bühler since 2007, he began as the head of customer service, in Switzerland, before moving on to project manager for the USA in 2012. Today he is head of product management at Bühler's Grain Milling Business Area, responsible for various grain milling product groups including roller mills and optical sorters. His background in Business Informatics and IT leaves him perfectly poised to deliver a highly informative presentation detailing the potential capacity for further development of the milling industry using the power of the internet of things.
Thomas Landert Conference topic:
Rice Miling - The role of extrusion technology in the milling industry
Thomas Landert

 

Thomas Landert has detailed experience in engineering and marketing worldwide. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thomas previously worked in various fields including equipment design and development, and technical assistance and service, before moving in to a marketing and sales role with several international Swiss companies. From 2001 he worked as Marketing Segment Manager for Bühler, before moving on to the role of Area Sales Manager for Nutrition in places including the Middle East, Southern Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent. Currently he works for Wenger Manufacturing, where he serves in the Food and Industrial Products Division as Area Sales Manager for Europe and the Middle East. With such international involvement in milling extrusion, Thomas is perfectly equipped to explain the value of extrusion technology in Rice milling. 
Professor Wen-bin Wu Conference topic:
Present situation and development of Chinese roller machining technology
Professor Wen-bin Wu
Originally receiving his PhD from Dalian University of Technology, professor Wen-bin Wu is now a visiting scholar at the Norwegian University of science and technology and leader of the Grain and oil Machinery Research Institute at Henan University of Technology. His research focuses on the modern design of milling and grain machinery and manufacturing technology. Aside from his research, Professor Wu is also a member of the China Grain and oil council, vice secretary of Food Machinery and Equipment on China's Food Standard Commission, and committee member for the special processing branch of the Chinese mechanical engineering association. As the Chinese milling industry only continues to grow, it is more important now than ever to hear what potential it holds from one of the industry’s experts.
Martin Whitworth Conference topic:
Quality Evaluation of UK Milling Wheat; Mechanisms of Structure Formation in Baked Products
Martin Whitworth
Martin Whitworth is a Principal Scientist in Campden BRI's Primary Production and Processing Department. The department specialises in raw material processing and measurement, with a strong reputation in cereals research and analysis. Martin has a PhD in physics from Cambridge University, and is a Chartered Physicist. He has worked at Campden BRI since 1992. Martin provides services for physical characterisation of food products and ingredients including colour, structure and texture, with particular expertise in the application of imaging methods. His main food speciality is cereal science and technology. He is a leading expert on bubble structure of doughs and baked products and is the inventor of the C-Cell instrument for bread analysis. His high stature has earned him two speaking roles at the GRAPAS 2017 Conference, in which he will share his unrivalled expertise.
Martin Whitworth Conference topic:
Mechanisms of Structure Formation in Baked Products
Martin Whitworth
Martin Whitworth is a Principal Scientist in Campden BRI's Primary Production and Processing Department. The department specialises in raw material processing and measurement, with a strong reputation in cereals research and analysis. Martin has a PhD in physics from Cambridge University, and is a Chartered Physicist. He has worked at Campden BRI since 1992. Martin provides services for physical characterisation of food products and ingredients including colour, structure and texture, with particular expertise in the application of imaging methods. His main food speciality is cereal science and technology. He is a leading expert on bubble structure of doughs and baked products and is the inventor of the C-Cell instrument for bread analysis. His high stature has earned him two speaking roles at the GRAPAS 2017 Conference, in which he will share his unrivalled expertise.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Miedaner Conference topic:
Bring back neglected cereals - From ancient grains to superfoods
Prof. Dr. Thomas Miedaner
Thomas Miedaners studied Agrobiology at the University of Hohenheim and received his PhD in Resistance Genetics at a Federal institute. He returned to the University of Hohenheim in 1987 to get the leader of the Rye & Biotic Stress Research Group at the State Plant Breeding Institute and got his Habilitation in 1998 in Plant Breeding. 
Friedrich Longin Conference topic:
Plants: Botany, Breeding, & Biotechnology
Friedrich Longin
Friedrich Longins studied Agrobiology at the University of Hohenheim and received his PhD in Breeding Methodology. He returned to the University of Hohenheim after a short PostDoc engagement as leader of the Wheat Research Group at the State Plant Breeding Institute, before attaining his Habilitation in 2016 in Plant Breeding. 
Timetable:

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates

Time: Topic / Speaker:
10:00 Coffee
   
10:30 Welcome
   
  SESSION A - MILLING MATERIALS - VARIETIES, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
   
11:00 Ensuring food safety in the milling process
  Thomas, Ziolko, Product Manager Industrial Milling, Bühler Switzerland
11:30 Quality Evaluation of UK Milling Wheat
  Martin, Whitworth, Principle Scientist - Primary Production and Processing, Campden BRI, UK
12:00 GRANoFLAKES: A New Approach for the Production of High Quality Extruded Cornflakes
  Julie Prost - Process Engineer at Clextral
12:30 Mechanisms of Structure Formation in Baked Products
  Martin, Whitworth, Principle Scientist - Primary Production and Processing, Campden BRI, UK
13:00 Lunch break
   
  SESSION B - GLOBAL MILLING - OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MILLING INDUSTRY
   
14:00 Rice Miling - The role of extrusion technology in the milling industry
  Thomas, Landert, Vice-President International Sales, Wenger Manufacturing, USA
14:30 Training the millers - Are we providing enough trained mill leaders?
  Alexander, Waugh, Director, nabim, UK
15:00 The future importance of lesser known grains to global milling
  Cliff, Spencer, Chairman Milling4Life CIO, UK
15:30 Coffee
   
  SESSION C - MILLING INNOVATION - TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT
   
16:00 Present situation and development of Chinese roller machining technology
  Wenbin, Wu, Head of Institute of Grain Machinery, University of Henan, China
16:30 Internet of things: Sensors and online measurements for milling
  Nicholas Trounce, Head Product Management Industrial Milling, Bühler, Switzerland
17:30 Bring back neglected cereals - From ancient grains to superfoods
  Prof. Dr. Thomas Miedaner, Research Scientist & Dr. Friedrich Longin, Research Scientist
18:00 Closing
   

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09:00 - 17:00 VICTAM Feed Processing Conference
Animal feed processing technology Congres Saal I
Focus:Feed Processing
Organizer:Wageningen University, IFF, Victam International BV
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, process operators, head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators from commercial feed production plants, integrators, CEOs, directors, etc.
Price: € 250,-
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Speaker(s):
Stefan Hoh Conference topic:
Introduction
Stefan Hoh
Mr. Stefan Hoh is Product Manager Feed at Bühler. Bühler is a global leader in the supply of process engineering solutions, especially production technologies for producing foods and engineering materials.
Dr. Antje Eckel Conference topic:
Globalisation: blessing or curse for the feed industry?
Dr. Antje Eckel

Dr. Antje Eckel is the CEO of Dr. Eckel GmbH; an international supplier of additives for animal nutrition. The product range includes high quality additives, developed and produced by Dr. Eckel, for worldwide distribution; and selected products from various international manufacturers exclusively sold to German-speaking markets. With its focus on targeted research and development, the company is a key partner of the feed industry.

Dr. V. Böschen Conference topic:
Energy Efficiency
Dr. V. Böschen

Dr.-Ing. Verena Böschen works for the Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V. (IFF). 

Arian Issel Conference topic:
A new way to gentle coating
Arian Issel
Mr. Issel is process engineer for mechanical engineering at Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co KG. 

He is a specialist in vacuum coating and mixing due to the bachelor thesis and work in the pilot plant. He develops processes for customer needs. Makes trials on a daily basis (pelletization, extrusion, mixing, conditioning, vacuum coating) and does general laboratory work. 

Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke Conference topic:
Grinding fineness and hydrothermal treatment of pig feed: Effects on health, performance and nutrient utilization.
Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke

Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke works for the Institute for Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Braunschweig, Germany. 

Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra Conference topic:
Characterization, processing and use by swine of canola co-products.
Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra

 

Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra is professor Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. 

Dr J.V. Nørgaard Conference topic:
Potential and challenges in production and use of alternative protein sources
Dr J.V. Nørgaard

Dr. Jan Værum Nørgaard is Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Department of Animal Science. He works on working on projects within nutrition and physiology of pigs with a focus on applied research. The objectives are often to optimize pig production while minimizing the environmental impact. 

Dr. T. Hulshof Conference topic:
Effects of toasting of soybean meal and rapeseed meal on protein quality of pig diets.
Dr. T. Hulshof

Dr. T. Hulshof is Swine Researcher at Trouw Nutrition. 

Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks Conference topic:
Technological challenges for diet formulation
Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks

Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks is professor at the University of Wageningen, Department of Animal Sciences. His expertise is animal nutrition and feeding, nutrition and health, nutrition physiology and nutritive value. 

Timetable:

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates

Time: Topic / Speaker:
08:00 Registration & badge pick-up
   
08:30 Welcome coffee
   Congressaal I
09:00 Introduction
   Mr. Stefan Hoh - Buhler
09:10 Globalisation: blessing or curse for the feed industry
  Dr. Antje Eckel, Dr. Eckel GmbH 
09:50 Energy Efficiency
   Dr.-Ing. Verena Böschen, Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V. (IFF). 
10:30 Coffee break
  hall 11.3
11:00 A new way to gentle coating
   Mr. Arian Issel, Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co KG. 
11:45 Grinding fineness and hydrothermal treatment of pig feed: Effects on health, performance and nutrient utilization
  Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke, Institute for Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI)
12:30 Lunch break
  hall 11.3
13:30 Characterization, processing and use by swine of canola co-products.
   Prof. dr. Ruurd Zijlstra, University of Alberta
14:15 Potential and challenges in production and use of alternative protein sources
   Dr. Jan Værum Nørgaard, University of Aarhus
15:00 Coffee break
  hall 11.3
15:30 Effects of toasting of soybean meal and rapeseed meal on protein quality of pig diets
   Dr. Tetske Hulshof, Trouw Nutrition. 
16:15 What are the technological challenges for diet formulation?
   Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks, Wageningen University
17:15 Network reception for all speakers, delegates, visitors and exhibitors
  hall 11.3

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09:00 - 17:00 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference
The use of specialist additives and ingredients used within the production of animal feeds Congres Saal II
Focus:Additives and ingredients
Organizer:WATT Global Media
Delegate profile:Head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators, CEOs, directors, mill and plant managers from commercial feed production plants, integrators, specialist feed producers, etc.
Price: Fee: € 360,-
More info:http://www.wattglobalmedia.com/fiaap/
Speaker(s):
Dr David O. Akinde Conference topic:
Cassava as a surrogate for corn – how high can we go in broiler diets?
Dr David O. Akinde

Dr David O. Akinde is a feed nutrition service provider and bioengineer who has developed an international career in R&D and feed additives innovation across EMEA feed markets. He has a strong research program on amino acid nutrition and sustainable feeding of farm animals; which continues to result intelligent feed applications that are creating value for the industry. He is professionally connected with the WPSA German branch, the European Federation of Animal Science and serves on the board of Fusion Biosystems GmbH, a German nutrition and health company.

Lars Sangill Andersen Conference topic:
Effects of processed proteins on swine nutrition
Lars Sangill Andersen

Lars Sangill Andersen is a nutritionist and feed application manager with Hamlet Protein. He earned his M.Sc. from the Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University in 1990.

Dr. Dari Brown Conference topic:
U.S. strategies & research on antibiotic alternatives in swine diets
Dr. Dari Brown

Dr. Dari Brown leads Purina Animal Nutrition’s Technical Solutions team, working with R&D and Marketing teams to bring new solutions to producers to optimize performance and profits. Her Ph.D. is in Nutritional Immunology and her research endeavors explored interactions of diet, microbiome and immunity as a means to optimize animal performance.

Dr. Bernhard Eckel Conference topic:
Three drivers of animal nutrition innovation & the impact on your business
Dr. Bernhard Eckel

Dr. Bernhard Eckel is the vice president of Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG.

Dr. Ester Grilli Conference topic:
Thymol promotes the intestinal barrier function of Caco-2 cells
Dr. Ester Grilli

Dr. Ester Grilli is a professor in animal nutrition at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna. She is co-author of more than 70 national and international papers. She graduated in 2003 at the University of Bologna, Italy, in Veterinary Biotechnology, major in animal nutrition; and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Bologna in 2007.

Dr. Imdad Leghari Conference topic:
Effect of in ovo supplementation of DL-methionine on the post-hatch performance
Dr. Imdad Leghari

Dr. Imdad Leghari is a professor in Sindh Agriculture University’s department of poultry husbandry in Pakistan.

Michael Noonan Conference topic:
Regional trends shape global phytogenic feed additives usage
Michael Noonan

Dr. Michael Noonan joined BIOMIN in a director role as Global Product Manager Phytogenics in January 2016. Prior to this, Michael held a business development position with AB Vista, part of the AB Agri Group with areas of focus spanning livestock and companion animals. Noonan grew up on a dairy farm in Southwest Ireland. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Agricultural Science in University College Dublin in 1996. He also holds a corporate MBA from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Peter Radewahn Conference topic:
Reducing the need for antibiotics by means of animal nutrition
Peter Radewahn

Peter Radewahn is the managing director of the Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung (German Feed Association) and the chairman of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) animal nutrition committee. Within DVT, Radewahn acts as a consulting member on feed legislation, nutritional systems and European markets. In addition to his many varied responsibilities within the organization, he lobbies on behalf of the feed industry regarding legislation in the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection; German Parliament; and the EU Commission and EU Parliament. Radewahn also lectures at the University of Bonn on “Knowledge transfer in animal nutrition” and publishes Kraftfutter magazine.

Jackie Roembke Conference topic:
World Feed Panorama
Jackie Roembke

Jackie Roembke serves editor of WATT Global Media’s feed brands, which include Feed Management and Feed International magazines, Feed eNews and WATTAgNet.com. Prior to joining WATT, Roembke served as the editor of Feed & Grain magazine at Cygnus Business Media

Dr. Phillip Smith Conference topic:
Feed additive alternatives & replacement strategies
Dr. Phillip Smith

Dr. Phillip Smith is a poultry nutritionist for Tyson Foods, Inc. located in Springdale, Arkansas. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1980, he started his career as a poultry nutritionist with Tastybird Foods, which was later acquired by Tyson Foods, Inc. Currently, Dr. Smith formulates broiler feeds for twelve complexes in seven states. He has also worked with Tyson’s poultry research and as a swine nutritionist in the Tyson swine group.

Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis Conference topic:
How phytogenics support livestock gut health
Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis

Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis is Delacon’s director of products and innovation and species leader poultry. Van de Klis started his career in poultry nutrition at Spelderholt Institute in the Netherlands, and completed his PhD in animal nutrition at Wageningen Agricultural University. After working for several Dutch research institutes and developing the retainable phosphorus system for poultry, he wrote the first scientific publication on the efficacy of phytase in laying hens.

Dr. Mike Varley Conference topic:
Pre- and post-weaned piglet nutrition: a modern approach for tomorrow’s production landscape
Dr. Mike Varley

Dr. Mike Varley is the director of The Pig Technology Company. Raised on an English pig farm, Varley has spent his life working in the swine industry. He studied at Newcastle University, where he was awarded an honours degree in animal science, and earned his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology with early-weaned sows from Nottingham University. After working on a variety of early-weaned sow and piglet projects at the Rowett Institute, he spent 12 years teaching in the Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition at Leeds University. After producing numerous books and 150 scientific papers, Varley worked for the Provimi Group and BPEX before pursuing consulting full time.

Timetable:

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Time: Topic / Speaker:
09:00 2017 World Feed Panorama
  Jackie Roembke, editor, Feed International & Feed Management magazines
09:30 Reducing the need for antibiotics by means of animal nutrition
  Peter Radewahn, vice chairman of the animal nutrition committee, FEFAC
10:00 Thymol promotes the intestinal barrier function of Caco-2 cells
  Dr. Ester Grilli, professor, University of Bologna - School of Veterinary Medicine
10:30 Coffee break
   
11:00 Regional trends shape global phytogenic feed additives usage
  Dr. Michael Noonan, global product manager – phytogenics, BIOMIN Holding GmbH
11:25 How phytogenics support livestock gut health
  Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis, director of products & innovation, Delacon
11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION AGPs: Feed additive alternatives & replacement strategies
  Panelists: Dr. Phillip Smith, senior nutritionist, Tyson Foods, Inc. Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis, director of products & innovation, Delacon Dr. Michael Noonan, global product manager – phytogenics, BIOMIN Holding GmbH Dr. Bernhard Eckel, vice president, Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG
12:30 Lunch break
   
13:30 U.S. strategies & research on antibiotic alternatives in swine diets
  Dr. Dari Brown, senior director of lifestyle & livestock technical solutions, Purina Animal Nutrition
14:00 Effects of processed proteins on swine nutrition
  Lars Sangill Andersen, nutritionist, Hamlet Protein A/S
14:30 Pre- and post-weaned piglet nutrition: a modern approach for tomorrow’s production landscape
  Dr. Mike Varley, director, The Pig Technology Company
15:00 Coffee break
 
15:30 Three drivers of animal nutrition innovation & the impact on your business
  Dr. Bernhard Eckel, vice president, Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG
16:00 Cassava as a surrogate for corn – how high can we go in broiler diets?
  Dr. David Akinde, feed nutrition services provider, Fusion Biosystems GmbH
16:30 Effect of in ovo supplementation of DL-methionine on the post-hatch performance
  Dr. Imdad Leghari, department of poultry husbandry, Sindh Agriculture University



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09:00 - 17:00 Aquafeed Horizons
Production technology and specialist ingredients for aquaculture feeds Congres Saal I
Focus:Aquafeed
Organizer:Aquafeed.com
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators, CEOs, directors, integrators, specialist aquaculture feed producers, etc.
Price: € 310,-
More info:http://feedconferences.com/
Speaker(s):
Joe Kearns Conference topic:
New developments in aquafeed production by extrusion
Joe Kearns

Joseph P. Kearns is Vice President Aquafeed Div. for Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. Joe received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Food Technology Engineering. He has been employed at Wenger since 1974. He has 8 patents for Wenger all with regards to aquatic feeds and/or machinery associated with production of same. He has more than 60 published articles on aquatic feeds production advantages by extrusion cooking through trade magazines. He has presented at countless events around the world on the topic of aquatic feed production.

Aquafeed production methods continue to advance in order to keep pace with changes and requirements desired by the industry: High capacity sinking and floating feed machines capable of making products down as small as 0.5 mm with production rates measured in tons per hour; AquaFlex designs available for making a complete wide range of all styles of aquatic feed; density control packages for instantaneous corrections of density while running; computer and In-Line measuring devices all controlled automatically for speed and accuracy avoiding costly rework and improving efficiency by reduced downtime and higher plant yield; capacity increases in large single screw extruder's also improve cost efficiencies by producing higher capacities per hour; Dryer improvements also reflect the industries desire to improve efficiency in production of predicable results.

Daniel Stoffner Conference topic:
Unravelling the mysteries of extrusion die flow using CFD
Daniel Stoffner

The flow in aqua feed extrusion is a very complex topic because it involves temperature dependent non- linear viscosities, viscoelastic fluid behavior, gas expansion and complicated flow geometries. Experimentally it is difficult, if not impossible, to determine the influence of each parameter. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods on the other hand allow for the studying of effects separately, they are time-saving, cost-efficient and avoid wasting valuable raw materials. Today, with the power available in standard computer workstations it is possible to realistically model the flow through elaborate extrusion dies, even in an industrial R&D environment. In particular, we investigated the effects of viscous heating and shear-thinning viscosity on aquafeed die flow. Typical models spanned the final windings of a twin-screw, the transition from a twin-screw barrel to an axisymmetric die, as well as inserts and nozzles. However, more complicated aspects such as heterogeneous material, viscoelasticity, thixotropic viscosity or gas expansion have not been addressed.

Kim Pagh Conference topic:
Relations between technology and extruded aquafeed quality
Kim Pagh

Kim Pagh, has 25 years of experience in the extrusion feed business, and has had multiple roles with in ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, as where the latest is global responsible for the segment extruded Aqua feed & Petfood. Thomas Ellegaard Mohr joined ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel in 2015, before joining ANDRITZ Thomas has been working within the process industry since 2008, as Installation & Commissioning Engineer, Technical Advisor and Sales Manager, before being hired as Sales Application Manager at ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, with focus on Petfood & Aqua Feed Extrusion.

One of the keys to successful fish farming lies in correctly adapted feed formulas, high quality ingredients, controlled homogenous content and optimum physical feed pellet properties. In order to keep pace with these increasing demands, industrially produced feed is undergoing a continuous quality improvement process. The different types of feed are subject to different demands, the feed/food’s functionality. E.g. on fish farms in terms of floatability or sink ability and the pellets durability to assist mechanical handling without generating fines. And as feed demand increases, so does the availability of traditional raw materials: this gives new challenges to ensure that extrusion technologies and process control are developed to adapt accordingly.

Rafiq Ahmad Conference topic:
Reduced drying costs and improved physical pellet quality
Rafiq Ahmad

Rafiq Ahmad moved to Norway to pursue a Master degree in Chemical engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 2010. He has over two years of work experience from chemical process industries where his responsibilities involved operation of process plant equipment, process optimization, raw material handling and project planning and development in order to enhance the product quality and yield. In 2013, he started his industrial PhD project entitled “Thermal and rheological properties of protein feed ingredients and their impact on extrusion process and product quality” at the University of Bergen Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Nofima, Norway.

Potential plasticizer candidates such as free amino acids and pH have been evaluated combined with moisture in a soy protein concentrate model system using a Phase Transition Analyzer (closed-chamber capillary rheometer). The study demonstrate that free amino acids and low molecular weight water- soluble peptides can replace moisture as a plasticizer in the extrusion process. Due to the need for higher moisture level during extrusion processing of the increasingly commonly used plant-based diets these require more energy for drying compared to fishmeal based diets. The use of protein based plasticizers opens up the possibility to obtain a satisfactory “cook” at reduced moisture level with a potential for significant reduction of the energy consumption. The results from this study documents the possibility to develop a new processing add for the fish feed industry, serving multiple purposes, such as nutrient, plasticizer and binder in extruded fish feed.

Scott Vallette Conference topic:
Processing efficiencies for sustainability and profits
Scott Vallette

Scott Vallette is a Market Manager for Buhler Aeroglide Europe where he supports a growing customer base in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Scott has deep knowledge and experience in thermal processing applied to food and feed production. Scott worked with National Drying Machinery Company before joining Buhler Aeroglide’s U.K. office in the spring of 2005. He is a regular contributor to industry conference events where he introduces a long tradition of drying and engineering expertise to the unique needs of aqua feed processors, pet food processors, and the manufacturers of snack food.

This presentation will introduce three opportunities for processing efficiencies in drying that can both ensure sustainability and improve bottom line profits: Aquafeed processing lines, on average, experience up to a 5% loss in fines during processing; however, if they are continuously collected in the dryer, they can be carefully reintroduced upstream to eliminate waste, product loss and the need to introduce additional raw material for the same output as well as reduce the cost and time required for cleaning. Heat loss comes about because of inefficient operations or thermodynamic limitations on equipment and processes. Fortunately, it can be captured and reused with a heat recovery system. Many processors track the cost of fuel used in drying operations but they don’t consider lost production compared to energy costs. Because most extruded feeds are sold by weight, over drying can mean a processor is sending water (at product value that could have gone to packaging), straight out the exhaust stack. The good news is a processor can raise discharge moisture and get more out of the production line with no additional cost or additional dry ingredients. The value of this recaptured production can be surprising.

Dr. Anders F. Haubjerg Conference topic:
Hybrid dryer exhaust air processing; towards a sustainable solution for odor abatement with concurrent energy- and water recovery
Dr. Anders F. Haubjerg

Anders holds a M. Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Southern Denmark and UCD Ireland from 2011, and an Industrial PhD degree within model based optimization of the drying process in extruded feed production. He has five years of industry experience within simulation and modeling of heat and mass transfer. Anders has published in national science magazines, the International Aquafeed Directory and authored eight scientific articles on mechanical durability and energy efficiency in extruded feed production. He has presented his research at seven national and international seminars and symposia, particularly related to the drying of extruded feed.

 Hot air drying is one of the most widespread drying methods in extruded feed production. The exhaust air from hot air dryers are malodorous, humid and warm. The ideal solution would integrate the goal of reducing odor, recover energy and reuse condensed water back into the process, in a single end-pipe solution. This has been the aim in a recent collaborative development project, subsidized by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, between Graintec A/S and customers in aquafeed and pet food production. This presentation will highlight experiences from the project, and demonstrate applications and potential of the technology in future pet- and fish feed plants, as well as when retrofitted onto existing lines. A technical-economical comparison with conventional odor abatement technologies will be given, alongside results from pilot-scale experimental stages: condensation based odor abatement efficiency, energy recovery potential and feeding trials using feed produced with recycled water, condensed from the drying process.

Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud Conference topic:
Technology transfer and novel ingredients
Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud

Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, leads the Centre for Feed Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway. In this role he works with customers in both academia and industry. The challenge of always making feed in new ways leads to innovation, as new demands are imposed on both hardware and processes. As a previous scientist at the Aquaculture Protein Centre in Norway, Dr. Kraugerud was one of the demanding customers of the Centre from 2004 to 2012. In his thesis, he mainly examined the processing of novel ingredients, especially the carbohydrate fraction, and studied their nutritional effects. He received his PhD in 2008.

The drive for new ingredients puts a timely pressure on processing evolution, with respect to both physical quality of the pellets, and nutritional quality. The talk will give some examples on processing of novel ingredients, and strategies to reach the goal. For example, the food sector has valuable knowledge on ingredients processing, that the feed sector can benefit largely form.

Rui Alexandre Gonçalves Conference topic:
Occurrence and impact in rainbow trout
Rui Alexandre Gonçalves

Rui A. Gonçalves, holds the position of Scientist – Aquaculture in the Research & Development of BIOMIN Holding where his main focus on Mycotoxins research in aquaculture species. Rui holds a BSc degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology, followed by a MSc in Aquaculture and a Post graduation in Pharmaceuticals sciences. Gonçalves worked for one of the major Gilthead Seabream and Seabass hatcheries in Europe where he was responsible for the larval rearing and weaning. Later he focused his objectives on nutrition of new species for aquaculture at University of Algarve, Being involved in several projects for determination of nutrient requirements for Solea senegalensis, Sepia officinalis through radioactive (14C) tube-feeding methods.

To evaluate the consequences of mycotoxin contamination in European aquaculture finished feeds, two experiments were performed with rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): the effect of short and long term feeding of Fusarium mycotoxins to rainbow trout, using natural contaminated raw materials and pure mycotoxins was tested and the influence of mycotoxins against Yersinia ruckeri susceptibility was evaluated. All experimental diets revealed the presence of other mycotoxins metabolites/toxins alongside added Fusarium. The presence of these naturally-occurring metabolites/toxins, highlights the high risk of mycotoxin contamination in aquaculture finished feeds within Europe. The effect of feeding Fusarium mycotoxins to rainbow trout resulted in a significant decrease in growth. Thermal growth coefficient decreased 17 % (p = 0.001) and specific growth rate decreased in 13 % (p < 0.001). Also important differences (P > 0.05) were found for protein efficiency rate or feed efficiency rate. Ingestion of mycotoxins resulted in gut and liver tissue destruction, confirmed by blood enzymes values and histology. Experiment results, confirms that the ingestion of mycotoxins, within the levels found on finished feeds across Europe (up to 1000ppb), can lead to an overall decline in performance which ultimately results in economic losses.

Dr. Kabir Chowdhury Conference topic:
Toward higher inclusion of soybean meal in salmon feeds
Dr. Kabir Chowdhury

With broad knowledge and more than 20 years of field experience in aquaculture production management and nutrition, Dr. Kabir Chowdhury's academic and research excellence are reflected in numerous scientific communications published in various outlets. He received his PhD in Animal Nutrition from the UG/OMNR Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory (FNRL) of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and MSc from the Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand. At his current position with Jefo Nutrition Inc., an animal feed additive company from Canada, he manages the worldwide aquaculture program for the organization.

Dr. André Dumas Conference topic:
Toward higher inclusion of soybean meal in salmon feeds
Dr. André Dumas

Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven Conference topic:
Effect of an immuno-modulating algal extract on disease prevention in aquaculture
Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven

Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven has worked for various companies involved in aquaculture in Europe, USA and Thailand. After starting with sales and account management he was able successfully to introduce new products into different aquaculture markets. This involved working closely between the end users and the R&D group to find the best product and the best possible application. He now works for Olmix, which is introducing a range of highly innovative products into the aquaculture market.

Marine algae are at the base of the food pyramid and are the fastest growing plant organisms in nature. Nutritional studies have shown that green, brown and red seaweeds possess good nutritional characteristics, and in addition, also have biological active compounds including proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, pigments, polyphenols, minerals, vitamins and polysaccharides. Biological activities related to these compounds include: antiviral antibacterial, anti-tumor, anti-proliferative and immunomodulatory activities. Olmix has specialized in working with polysaccharide extracts from wild harvested algae. Studies in collaboration with INRA have already demonstrated high immunomodulating activities. More recently University trials where shrimp were challenged with Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria causing EMS, showed long lasting effects that helped improving survival rates. Field trials in both fish and shrimp have confirmed the beneficial effects of these sulphated polysaccharides from marine algae.

Dr. Norbert Schmitz Conference topic:
Deforestation-free and sustainable vegetable fats and proteins for aquaculture feed
Dr. Norbert Schmitz

Norbert Schmitz obtained a PhD in business administration from the University of Cologne in Germany. He worked several years for a leading European management consultancy before developing, in a multi- stakeholder initiative, ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). Since 2010, he is Managing Director of ISCC System GmbH. Today, ISCC is a globally leading certification scheme with system users in 100 countries. 3,500 companies are using ISCC to proof sustainability along supply chains – from agricultural production, trade and conversion to the consumer markets.

Protein and fats sources of vegetable origin (e.g. soybean meal, soybean oil, rapeseed oil and palm oil), gained relevance supporting the traditional fishmeal for the satisfaction of the growing aquaculture feed demand. The use of these feed sources has though potential negative effects on the environment, as most of the fishmeal alternatives are cultivated in highly bio-diverse tropical and equatorial regions and could derive from unsustainable deforestation practices. With this contribution we would like to present an innovative system based on remote sensing data (Global Risk Assessment Services), able to verify whether unsustainable production practices are used for the production of raw materials in aquaculture feed. The system allows the identification of agricultural land obtained through deforestation. In addition, the several stages of the feedstock preparation and processing can be mapped, offering a complete traceability of the supply chain of the feed products. Cases based on soybean meal and palm oil production are presented in this contribution.

Timetable:

08:00 - 09:00 Registration & badge pick-up
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 - 17:00 Conference

 *PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
New developments in aquafeed production by extrusion

Joe Kearns, Vice President Aquafeed Division, Wenger Manufacturing Inc., USA

Unravelling the mysteries of extrusion die flow using CFD
Daniel Stoffner; Bühler Nutrition, Product Management Aqua Feed & Pet Food, Switzerland

Extruded aquafeed quality management; Relations between technology and extruded aquafeed quality
Kim Pagh, Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, Segment Manager / Sales Application Manager, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, Denmark

Alternatives to water-plasticization in the extrusion process – reduced drying costs and improved physical pellet quality
Rafiq Ahmad, Industrial PhD candidate, Cargill Aqua Nutrition, USA

Processing efficiencies for sustainability and profits
Scott Vallette, Market Manager, Bühler Aeroglide, U.K.

Hybrid dryer exhaust air processing; towards a sustainable solution for odor abatement with concurrent energy- and water recovery
Dr. Anders F. Haubjerg, Sr. Process Engineer, Graintec A/S, Denmark

Feed and food processing – Technology transfer and novel ingredients

Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, Manager, Centre for Feed Technology (Fôrtek), NMBU, Norway

Mycotoxins in aquaculture: occurrence and impact in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Rui Alexandre Gonçalves, Scientist - Aquaculture, BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Austria

Breaking the bottleneck: Feed-based solutions to the recurring challenges in aquaculture
Dr. Kabir Chowdhury, Global Product Manager - Aquaculture, Jefo Nutrition Inc., Canada

Toward higher inclusion of soybean meal in salmon feeds
Dr. André Dumas, Director of Fish Nutrition, The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, Canada

Effect of an immuno-modulating algal extract on disease prevention in aquaculture
Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven, Aqua Care Manager, Olmix SA, France

Deforestation-free and sustainable vegetable fats and proteins for aquaculture feed
Dr. Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC, Germany  

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09:00 - 17:00 International Pellet Conference
Production technology for the pelleting of bio-degradable materials for biomass pellets Congres Saal III
Focus:Biomass wood pelleting technology
Organizer:AEBIOM (The European Biomass Association)
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, CEOs, directors, from biomass pelleting plants.
Price: Early bird fee: € 180,- (until May 14th); € 250,- (from May 15th)
More info:http://www.aebiom.org/
Speaker(s):
Cristina Calderon & Gilles Gauthier (AEBIOM & networks) Conference topic:
Welcome
Cristina Calderon & Gilles Gauthier (AEBIOM & networks)

To be determined Conference topic:
General introduction to safety in the wood pellet sector
To be determined

Henry Persson, RISE Conference topic:
Self-heating and firefighting
Henry Persson, RISE

Dr. Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital Conference topic:
Off-gassing & oxygen depletion
Dr. Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital

Javier Gil Barno, CENER Conference topic:
Reducing the impact of self-heating behaviour of torrefied biomass
Javier Gil Barno, CENER

Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung Austria Conference topic:
Reducing reactivity of wood pellets
Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung Austria

To be determined Conference topic:
Ozone post-treatment of wood pellets
To be determined

Christophe Garnier, Prodesa Conference topic:
Safety in pellet production
Christophe Garnier, Prodesa

Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (TBC) Conference topic:
Safety in pellet transport and storage
Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (TBC)

Jeff Snoeys, Fike (TBC) Conference topic:
Technology in prevention, detection and firefighting
Jeff Snoeys, Fike (TBC)

Martin Englisch, BEA Institut für Bioenergie Conference topic:
Online quality testing system
Martin Englisch, BEA Institut für Bioenergie

Kai Borgstädt / Franz Blieninger, HD Pelletstechnologie Conference topic:
Controlling length distribution of wood pellets
Kai Borgstädt / Franz Blieninger, HD Pelletstechnologie

Tobias Distler, Amandus Kahl Conference topic:
Innovation in pelletizing
Tobias Distler, Amandus Kahl

Peter Lange, CPM Europe Conference topic:
Oil re-circulation system for roller lubrication
Peter Lange, CPM Europe

NRG Box Conference topic:
NRG Box: fully-automatic retail sale unit
NRG Box

Danny Vancoppenolle, Port of Ghent (TBC) Conference topic:
Biobased industry
Danny Vancoppenolle, Port of Ghent (TBC)

Timetable:

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates

Time: Topic / Speaker:
08:30 Welcome coffee
  At the meeting room
09:00 Welcome speech
  Cristina Calderon & Gilles Gauthier (AEBIOM & networks)
09:20 General introduction to safety in the wood pellet sector
  Speaker to be confirmed
09:40 Self-heating and firefighting
  Henry Persson, RISE
10:10 Off-gassing & oxygen depletion
  Dr. Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital
10:30 Coffee break
  Hall 11.3
11:00 Reducing the impact of self-heating behaviour of torrefied biomass
  Javier Gil Barno, CENER
11:20 Reducing reactivity of wood pellets
  Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung Austria
11:40 Ozone post-treatment of wood pellets
  Speaker to be confirmed
11:50 Safety in pellet production
  Christophe Garnier, Prodesa
12:10 Safety in pellet transport and storage
  Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (TBC)
12:30 Technology in prevention, detection and firefighting
  Jeff Snoeys, Fike (TBC)
13:00 Lunch break
  Hall 11.3
14:00 Online quality testing system
  Martin Englisch, BEA Institut für Bioenergie
14:20 Controlling length distribution of wood pellets
  Kai Borgstädt / Franz Blieninger, HD Pelletstechnologie
14:40 Innovation in pelletizing
  Tobias Distler, Amandus Kahl
15:00 Coffee break
  Hall 11.3
15:30 Oil re-circulation system for roller lubrication
  Peter Lange, CPM Europe
15:50 NRG Box: fully-automatic retail sale unit
  NRG Box
16:10 Biobased industry
  Danny Vancoppenolle, Port of Ghent (TBC)
17:00 End of conference
   



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Koelnmesse, Cologne

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